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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thanksgiving Thursday

It's been a while since I've joined Mama Hen over at Mama's Little Chick for Thanksgiving Thursday.  I didn't even post how thankful I am on Thanksgiving Day! (Shame on me.) This will be brief as I have "miles to go before I rest" and rest I must for a change.

  • I am thankful for this Advent season as we prepare our hearts and homes and families for the birth of Baby Jesus.
  • I am thankful that I have a little gas in my car, a little money in my checking account, food in my pantry and fridge (in particular the baking goods!), and  a roof over my head this holiday season when not everyone can say the same.
  • I am thankful that my FIL slipped away peacefully with family nearby and that he will be "home" for the holidays.
  • I am especially thankful for all of the blog love you all have shown me over the past few trying weeks. Thank you and I appreciate you.
  • I am thankful for my family, especially my hard-working husband and children who do their best in school. I don't tell them nearly enough how proud I am of them. Also, I am thankful for my two SILs upon whose shoulders the burden of making all of the final arrangements for my FIL fell.
  • I am thankful for a God who keeps blessing me over and over and over again until my cup overflows.

What are you thankful for as we delve into this holiday season?


  1. And I am thankful to have found your blog. I am also thankful that God has stuck with me through thick and thin. I am thankful to finally be a part of my Church Community. I am thankful for all those out there, trying to make everyone have a nice Christmas-especially the children. I am thankful for the gifts and talents God has given me. Most of all, I am thankful that God loves me so much to come all the way down from His heavenly glory to die for my sins and bring me new life.


  2. Eastlyn I am sorry to hear about your FIL. I know we're not supposed to mourn like the hopeless but when someone is there for so long and then just gone it's hard. Even if we have faith and know we will see them again, the time we spend missing them in this life is not an easy thing to endure.

    Still, even through this difficult time, God is shining brightly through you and it's clear where your hope lies. :) You are full of grace and it always refreshes me to visit here.

    Sending love and many prayers your way.


  3. Eastlyn, so sorry to hear about your FIL's passing but I know you all wanted him to go peacefully. Your list is excellent. I'm thankful for my family and our health. Slightly cliche but fortunately this holiday season I'm paying a little more attention to just how important that is.

  4. I am so sorry about FIL's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Eastlyn, I'm always amazed by your very positive spirit--I agree, your FIL is in a much better place. Please take care.